Saturday, April 26, 2014

minatures workshop

Last Saturday I was sitting in the emergency department waiting to have a broken wrist dealt with and do you know what was running through my head ?  I was concerned about the workshop I had signed up for with Linda Hubbard for the next Saturday , I was so mad at myself for falling and ruining this chance to take part in her workshop . Then as the days went by I decided that first I would attend the dessert party and trunk show on Friday night and see how that went and as more time passed I thought why not go , I can't sew obviously , but I can watch the demos and listen to the instructions by Linda so that is exactly what I did . Now it wasn't easy don't get me wrong , my wrist is very sore and it is a real chore just to get dressed , hey getting washed up is a challenge ;-) and finding something that will go over the cast without too much torture is another challenge but I didn't think showing up in my pjs would cut it . The  class began at precisely 9am so that meant an early rise so I could get ready on time and I walked in just as the class had begun . I can honestly say it was worth my effort , Linda is an excellent teacher , a talented quilter and amazing at making miniatures . I did not stay until the end , I left at lunch time but I did come away feeling I can make a miniature quilt by following her instructions in being most of all precise with those seam allowances . Here is Linda giving a demo .


Linda is teaching us about the use of Thangles to help with accuracy .
Some of her wonderful work .

i think this one was a favorite but the next one was pretty awesome
Have you ever seen such a small log cabin or how about that twister quilt ? Linda had a wonderful trunk show in which she shared her many talents of full size bed quilts , totes and even some raggedy Anne dolls . i know our guild members enjoyed the evening . Linda not only had some lovely work to share but she is also a great speaker so if you are looking for a talented guest or teacher she is worth searching for . Why not take some time and check out her blog , not only will you see beautiful stitching but she is a wonderful photographer as well as an avid reader , so you  can often get a book review here is the link. Thank you Linda for a very interesting workshop. 

Before attending this class I actually thought I had made a mini quilt , a few in fact, but by comparison to those on display by Linda mine would not be mini more like small . Remember this one .


                                           
I made this quilt last year in a SAL with Pam Buda , a patchwork pockets project and if you are interested she has just started another SAL , the first block was given yesterday .
 Well folks this is more typing than i have ever done with my left hand so I better quit before i regret it .
Thanks for the visit .
 hugs Sheila



26 comments:

  1. I can imagine how frustrating it is not doing the sewing you love Sheila... so glad you went though ... I am really 'wanting' to do mini's...there is just so much other stuff too!!
    Hugz

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  2. Oh, sweetie - ouch!! But you were right in getting as much out of this experience as able. Do take care and heal fast!.

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  3. Poor you, I hope your wrist gets more comfortable real soon. So good you could go and still get something from the class, hugs Wendy

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  4. wow thankyou for sharing those mini's are awesome and i hope your hand is getting better.xx

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  5. It's good that you were able to attend even if you couldn't sew -- those minis are inspiring. Hope the pain subsides and healing takes place fast - I can see you will be bursting with ideas by the time you are mended. I have a thangles pattern for some minis, I do hope to get to it one day!

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  6. I am so glad you didn't have to miss out altogether and that you still got such a lot out of being there. The miniatures are extraordinary x

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  7. it was good to still go and sit in on the trunk show and demos. You will have to store that info for when you can use your hand again..

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  8. Glad you still went despite the difficulties . Those minis are fabulous. Hugs, xx

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  9. Good for you!! So glad you opted to go anyway, and bet you are, too! Feel better soon!

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  10. SO sorry about your wrist Sheila...glad you got to go though

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  11. So sorry to hear about your wrist. I do hope you mend quickly so you can get back to doing all the things you want to do. I do follow Linda's blog BTW but didn't realize she made mini quilts.

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  12. I have to hand it to you for even posting. The typing hurt like the buggers when I broke my wrist. Getting washed up was a nightmare - especially trying to wash and dry the hair!!!! ;-) You will so appreciate the freedom once the cast is off.

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  13. Thank you Sheila for your very kind comments on my workshop. I am so glad you were able to attend on Friday night and for part of the day Saturday. I can appreciate how much effort it took for you to be there. I hope you will try a mini when your wrist has healed. I am sure your Guild "sisters" will help you with the techniques you missed in the afternoon demos. It was lovely to meet you - it's always fun to meet a fellow blogger. Best Wishes for a speedy recovery!

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  14. Sorry to hear about your poor wrist Sheila and I am glad that you were able to at least go to the class even if you couldn't sew.

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  15. I bet you're really glad that you went to the class! You know I've seen Thangles at the quilt shop, but I've never used them. I love small quilts so it's always neat to see what other people are creating. Take care of yourself.

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  16. Eu espero que o ortopedista possa aliviar suas dores... o resto é paciência.
    Muito bom você assistir um pouco da oficina.
    Aprecio muito este trabalho com pequenos pedaços de tecidos costurados (patchwork ?). Eu nunca fiz. Meu tempo é pequeno e não posso me apaixonar por isto. :)))
    Desejando que você fique bem, um abraço!
    I hope the orthopedist can ease your pain ... the rest is patience.
    Very good you watch a bit of the workshop.
    I appreciate this work with small pieces of sewn fabric (patchwork ?). I never did. My time is small and can not fall in love with it. :)))
    Wishing you to be well, a hug!

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  17. I'm so glad you went to the workshop. It's good to focus, even for a short time, on something you love, especially now. I hope your mind is filling with lots of ideas so you'll be ready to get stitching, as soon as you can.

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  18. So glad you aren't letting that wrist slow you down. Sounds like a wonderful class that you were able to observe. Beautiful work.

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  19. You are a dedicated quilter. Nothing stops you, not even a broken wrist:) I'm glad you enjoyed the event.

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  20. Glad you went to the workshop. You can put the knowledge gained to good use once you are on the mend. Hopefully soon!

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  21. OH NO! I am so very sorry to hear of your broken wrist and hope it heals quickly. I also hope it's doesn't impede your lifestyle. Good for you, going to the class anyway!

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  22. Glad to hear you didn't let anything stop you from attending even though you couldn't sew. It sounded like it was fun.

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  23. Glad you went, sorry about your wrist....hope it heals quickly

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  24. Ouch!!! So sorry about your wrist! I know you are glad you decided to go to the class anyway - most of the time I find I end up doing more listening than sewing anyway :) Get well SOON!!!

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  25. Thank you for sharing- Beautiful work!... I wishing you to be well, dear Sheila!!
    Hugs
    Deborah

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